September 18, 2018
Willow Valley Communities Cultural Center – Upper Level
900 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Lancaster area vendors with health information, interactive activities, and merchandise for sale
- Food samples and nutritional information compliments of Willow Valley Communities’ Culinary Services Department
- Keynote Lecture and book signing by Tim Hague
- Presentation by Martha Harris on Keeping Our Brains Healthy as We Age
- Entertainment and live music
- Food trucks including Auntie Anne’s, Hen House Grilling, and Urban Olive
- Interactive activities at various vendor booths
RSVP is not required. Questions? Call 717.464.6434
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Informational Booths | Art Gallery
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food Samples and Nutritional Information | Art Gallery
Sponsored by Willow Valley Communities Culinary Services
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Josephine Martin, Pianist | Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentation by Martha Harris, MPA | Theater
Keeping Our Brains Healthy as We Age
In a dynamic, interactive and high energy presentation, Martha Lester Harris will guide us in ways to keep our brains healthy as we age. Martha will review the latest research on neuroplasticity and aging, and provide practical everyday tips on how to stay healthy in body, mind, and soul as we age.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. JCM Band | Mylin House Outdoor Lawn
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Featuring Local Food Trucks | Under the Tent, Mylin House Lawn
Auntie Anne’s, Hen House Grilling & BBQ, and Urban Olive will offer their culinary specialties for your dining pleasure. Food items are priced a la carte and can be paid for by cash or credit card.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation by Tim Hague Sr. | Theater
Live Your Best
Perseverance; a difficult concept to live out when one is faced with a lifetime of chronic, progressive illness. Yet, it is one of necessity if we are to Live Your Best. Drawing on 20+ years’ experience as a nurse, more than six years of living with Parkinson’s, and as the winner of the inaugural season of The Amazing Race Canada, Tim will explore how we can indeed persevere and win.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Signing: Perseverance by Tim Hague | Theater
In unpacking the ‘Seven Skills’ outlined in his newly released book, Perseverance, readers are empowered with tangible tools that will provide the strength to persevere. Books may be purchased for $25; cash and credit cards accepted.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. WV Tappers Perform ‘Old Folks’ | Theater
2:00 p.m. Door Prizes | Theater (You do not have to be present to win)
Tim Hague Sr.
Tim Hague Sr. overcame the odds when he went from a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease to winning season #1 of The Amazing Race Canada. Now, as a highly sought after speaker, he shares with his audiences the lessons learned from having run and won this amazing race with Parkinson’s. Tim’s unique history as a retired nurse, entrepreneur, Parkinson’s advocate, and patient provides rich insight to his message of Live Your Best.
Tim was formally diagnosed with Parkinson’s in February 2011. Two years later he and his son, Tim Jr., were selected from over ten thousand applicants to be one of nine teams to run the race. After coming in last twice and nearly being eliminated, ‘The Tim’s’ not only survived, but went on to produce an epic come-from-behind victory. Tim’s keynote draws on this experience while weaving a tale of failure and success that moves his audience.
A masterful storyteller, Tim interlaces humor and wit with sadness and despair. He guides his listeners on a journey of discovery by unpacking what it means to Live Your Best. He explores themes of simplicity, contentment, community, and perseverance.
Martha Lester Harris
Martha graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA. A postulant for the Episcopal Priesthood in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, Martha is currently enrolled in a Master of Divinity Program at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Martha is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in public service who is passionate about helping people take ownership of their health through education and prevention. She founded Fizika Group in 2009 to accelerate the rate by which schools and continuing care facilities apply best practices informed by brain research to help students and mature adults optimize their physical, mental, and emotional well being. Fizika is a woman-owned firm based in downtown Lancaster.
Band members Joe Eby, Carol Smay, Michael Carey, and Sam Ruppert will bring a touch of the oldies to the Cultural Center. Dance or just listen to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s brought to you by the JCM Band.
Local pianist Josephine Martin will delight listeners with a collection of show tunes, country, folk and selections from the American songbook from the 40’s, 50’s, and up. Her partner, Ron Henry, will sing along to these familiar tunes.